labour charts

Productivity

This is the official annual measure of productivity in New Zealand. Economists and statisticians agonise over the correct measures for national productivity, and the... Read full story

Beneficiaries

The tabs in this chart series are sourced from both the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly Factsheets, and the HLFS employment data published by... Read full story

Benefits Numbers

The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after... Read full story

Change in benefits numbers

The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after... Read full story

Earnings differential with Australia

This chart measures the difference between the average weekly full-time earnings in New Zealand, as measured in the QES, table 7.01, and the equivalent data for... Read full story

Job vacancies online

This chart set is based on the New Zealand Department of Labour "Jobs Online Monthly Report".

Jobs Online measures changes in... Read full story

Kiwisaver membership

This chart tracks data released monthly on the official government Kiwisaver website.

Labour cost

The salary and wage rates component of the labour cost index (LCI) measures movements in base salary and ordinary time wage rates and overtime wage rates. The non-... Read full story

Unemployment

According to Statisctics NZ, the labour force category to which a person is assigned depends on their actual activity during a survey reference week. The following... Read full story

Weekly earnings

Data in this set of charts is sourced from Statistics NZ Quarterly Earnings Survey (QES).

QES statistics are derived... Read full story

Misery index (NZ/AU)

A "misery index" is... Read full story